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cheek

[ cheek ]
/ tʃik /
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Idioms for cheek

    cheek by jowl, in close intimacy; side by side: a row of houses cheek by jowl.
    (with) tongue in cheek. tongue (def. 37).

Origin of cheek

before 900; Middle English cheke,Old English (a)ce; akin to Dutch kaak,Middle Low German kake

OTHER WORDS FROM cheek

cheekless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cheek

cheek
/ (tʃiːk) /

noun

verb

(tr) informal to speak or behave disrespectfully to; act impudently towards

Derived forms of cheek

cheekless, adjective

Word Origin for cheek

Old English ceace; related to Middle Low German kāke, Dutch kaak
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Medical definitions for cheek

cheek
[ chēk ]

n.

The fleshy part of either side of the face below the eye and between the nose and ear.
Either of the buttocks.
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Idioms and Phrases with cheek

cheek

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